Urban Design Studio team wins top award at state conference

A team of students from the departments of city and regional planning, architecture, and landscape architecture won the Best Practice/Outstanding Student Project award from the American Planning Association Upstate New York Chapter.

The award, announced Oct. 3 at the organization’s annual conference in Rochester, recognized a project begun a year ago when the team visited Lakewood, Ohio, and developed 10- to 15-year visions for four key corridors in the city. The final report resulting from their project won them the award.

The students were part of the fall 2018 Land Use, Environmental Planning, and Urban Design Workshop, taught by visiting critic Mitch Glass. The students “designed innovative and resilient strategies for economic development, public space and streetscape interventions as a way of responding to both regional and local needs,” according to Glass.

“From analysis and site visits to client interaction, conceptualization, final drawings, narratives, and the final report, the students participated in the professional process of urban design while recognizing particular roles, responsibilities and insights from each discipline," Glass said.

Students participating in the class were: Eden Marek, MRP ’20; Anna Makido, M.S. ’19; Victor Tran ’18; Shawn Sun, M.Arch. ’19; Ching-Lun (Don) Chen, M.S. ’19; Austen Davis, MRP ’20; Mengyuan Hua, MRP ’19; Kevin Kim, MRP/MLA ’20; Noah Schumer, MRP ’19; Leigh Scudder, MRP ’19; Jacob Soley ’19; and continuing education student Xinglu Zhu.

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— Patti Witten

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